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Arresting Environmental Degradation, Promoting Internal Reform

Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.

Using Drugs as Weapons

Kerala, a progressive and liberal society, has been hit by a controversy with dangerous portents. Recently, Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that a new method to convert non-Muslims called “narcotics jihad” was going on in the state.

Pushed into the Quicksand

The executive's reluctance to appoint judges to tribunals is shocking and distressing. The executive should concentrate on running the country instead of obstructing judicial matters and disobeying the Supreme Court’s directions.

No Smashing Success Here

Recently, a trainee IAS officer of the 2018 batch was caught on camera issuing orders to “smash the heads” of agitating farmers at Bastara Toll Plaza in Karnal district of Haryana. Some years ago, a senior IAS officer of the state had ordered some firemen in Chandigarh to jump from the fire brigade vehicle “to test their fitness”, resulting in leg fractures in many of them

Economic Reforms 1991: 30 years later

Victor Hugo said that no power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come. Thirty years ago in 1991, the then finance minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, introduced the reforms bill and quoted Hugo in Parliament. That process helped India begin a new economic voyage.

From Bar to Bench

Only nine lawyers have become judges since the establishment of the Supreme Court. The practice to appoint lawyers as judges to the top court provides distinguished lawyers an opportunity to serve on the apex bench that decides the legal destiny of the people.

Custodial Crimes

Despite human rights laws and constitutional jurisprudence, the police are still using third degree methods and illegal torture which often lead to custodial deaths. This represents a serious drawback of the legal system.

Chasing the Glitter

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a surge in gold loans, showing the distressing shape of the economy. But this is an opportunity for public sector banks and they have increased lending in this sector.

Fatal Heartbeat: Texas anti-abortion law and the making of vigilantes, bounty hunters

By Kenneth Tiven in New York Five conservative justices of the US Supreme Court used an unsigned order to refuse a case that now turns anti-abortion law over to vigilantes in Texas for enforcement...

The Diversity Deficit

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana recently said that the issue relating to women’s representation in the judiciary must be highlighted and debated on a large scale. It’s an important issue that deserves serious attention by all stakeholders of the legal profession.

News Update

Covid-19 second wave: Delhi HC stays trial against Gautam Gambhir, his foundation

The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the criminal trial pending before the Rohini District & Sessions Court, New Delhi, in the complaint filed against cricketer-politician Gautam Gambhir, his foundation and others in the plea regarding quashing of complaint in a case relating to illegal hoarding
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